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AK: Murkowski(R) vs.Metcalfe(D) vs.Miller(L) vs.Stevens(L) vs.Lamb(R)
AL: Shelby(R) vs.Crumpton(D) vs.Bowman(R)
AR: Boozman(R) vs.Eldridge(D) vs.Gilbert(L)
AZ: McCain(R) vs.Kirkpatrick(D) vs.Mealer(I) vs.Ward(R)
CA: Harris(D) vs.Sanchez(D) vs.Chavez(R) vs.Del Beccaro(R) vs.Sundheim(R) vs.Brannon(R)
CO: Bennet(D) vs.Glenn(R) vs.Neville(R) vs.Frazier(R) vs.Keyser(R) vs.Littleton(R)
CT: Blumenthal(D) vs.Carter(R) vs.Orchulli(R) vs.Kudlow(R) vs.Wolf(R) vs.Foley(R)
FL: Rubio(R) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Grayson(D) vs.Keith(D) vs.DeSantis(R) vs.Cantera(R)
GA: Isakson(R) vs.Barksdale(D) vs.Buckley(L) vs.Barrow(D) vs.Grayson(R)
HI: Schatz(D) vs.Carroll(R) vs.Pirkowski(R) vs.Cavasso(R)
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ID: Crapo(R) vs.Sturgill(D) vs.Pro-Life(C) vs.LaRocco(D)
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KY: Paul(R) vs.Gray(D) vs.Conway(D)
LA: (runoff Dec. 10) Kennedy(D) vs.Campbell(D) vs.Fleming(R) vs.Boustany(R) vs.Maness(R) vs.Cao(R) vs.Clements(L)
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MO: Blunt(R) vs.Kander(D)
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OH: Portman(R) vs.Strickland(D) vs.Sittenfeld(D)
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Bruce Westerman on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Pro-life; no exceptions for incest or rape. (Nov 2008)
  • Stem cell research ok, but not embryonic stem cell research. (Nov 2008)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (Feb 2015)
Bruce Westerman on Budget & Economy
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  • Favors economic growth and cuts as opposed to raising taxes. (Nov 2008)
Bruce Westerman on Civil Rights
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  • Opposes affirmative action. (Nov 2011)
  • No civil unions; no same-sex marriage. (Nov 2008)
  • Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage. (Jul 2015)
Bruce Westerman on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Bruce Westerman on Crime
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  • Supports capital punishment; opposes building more prisons. (Nov 2008)
Bruce Westerman on Drugs
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  • No medical marijuana; no decriminalization. (Nov 2008)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Bruce Westerman on Education
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  • Supports charter schools; opposes Common Core. (Nov 2008)
Bruce Westerman on Energy & Oil
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  • Expansion of energy sources should be market driven. (Nov 2008)
  • Federal collaboration for advanced nuclear technologies. (Nov 2015)
Bruce Westerman on Environment
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  • Fight EPA expansion of protected waters. (Oct 2014)
Bruce Westerman on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Bruce Westerman on Foreign Policy
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  • Negotiate Israel-Palestine deal directly, not through UN. (Oct 2014)
  • Move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; recognize as cap. (Feb 2015)
Bruce Westerman on Free Trade
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  • Expand foreign markets for farm exports. (Oct 2014)
Bruce Westerman on Government Reform
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  • Require proof of identity when voting. (Mar 2011)
  • Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending. (Nov 2008)
Bruce Westerman on Gun Control
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  • No background checks, no licensing, for concealed carry. (Nov 2008)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
Bruce Westerman on Health Care
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  • No public option; no individual mandates. (Nov 2008)
Bruce Westerman on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Bruce Westerman on Immigration
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  • Control the borders, then implement guest worker program. (Oct 2014)
Bruce Westerman on Jobs
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Bruce Westerman on Principles & Values
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  • Endorsed Young Gun candidate in national Republican "Drive to 245". (Oct 2014)
  • Member of the Republican Study Committee. (Jan 2016)
Bruce Westerman on Social Security
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  • Supports personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2014)
Bruce Westerman on Tax Reform
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Bruce Westerman on Technology
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Bruce Westerman on War & Peace
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  • No way we can accept a nuclear Iran. (Oct 2014)
Bruce Westerman on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pro-life; no exceptions for incest or rape: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Stem cell research ok, but not embryonic stem cell research: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
No civil unions; no same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No public option; no individual mandates: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports personal retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Supports personal retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports charter schools; opposes Common Core: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fight EPA expansion of protected waters: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports capital punishment; opposes building more prisons: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No background checks, no licensing, for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes tax increases: Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Control the borders, then implement guest worker program: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expand foreign markets for farm exports: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Negotiate Israel-Palestine deal directly, not through UN: Favors topic 14
Move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; recognize as cap: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Require proof of identity when voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
No way we can accept a nuclear Iran: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Expansion of energy sources should be market driven: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Federal collaboration for advanced nuclear technologies: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
No medical marijuana; no decriminalization: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Favors economic growth and cuts as opposed to raising taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Bruce Westerman is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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